Top hotels in Barcelona
A short walk from the Arc de Triomf Metro Station, you’ll find this smart and modern 3-star hotel, near Parc de l’Estacio del Nord., 15 minutes walk of Bogatell Beach and Mar Bella Beach. There’s a bar, and a restaurant serving meals during breakfast and lunchtime, and you can take advantage of the rooftop swimming pool and surrounding sun loungers, or work out in the well-equipped gym.
In Barcelona’s L’Hospitalet district, near Parc Ecologic de Bellvitge, this modern 4-star hotel offers easy access to the city centre in one direction and Barcelona airport in the other. There are 2 restaurants to choose from within this stylish hotel, you can grab a drink in the bar, and the free wifi will keep you connected.
Fantastic views over Barcelona just 1 minute walking from the beach. Unwind in the hotel’s luxury spa, admire the view from the rooftop bar, check out the infinity pool and take your pick from two gourmet restaurants onsite.
Strikingly artistic in its design, this contemporary 4-star hotel sits in the heart of the city, close to the Mar Bella Beach. On-site you'll find a relaxing spa, an outdoor pool and a cool lounge bar that's a great place to enjoy a cocktail. Each room in the hotel has an interactive TV, and a selection of pillows, helping you to relax in style.
This contemporary 5-star hotel is conveniently located near Avinguda Diagonal, and has great transport links to the rest of the city, making it ideal for getting the most out of Barcelona. The hotel's restaurant specialises in gourmet Mediterranean cuisine, and a gym can be found on-site, as well as a relaxing spa (accessible for an additional fee). Free wi-fi access is available throughout the hotel, and each room is fitted with an LED TV and marble-finished private bathroom.
This modern 3-star hotel is found in a residential street in Eixample, close to bus and metro services for exploring the city’s sights. For your convenience, the hotel has a 24-hour reception service and complimentary wi-fi throughout. The hotel’s air conditioned rooms all have satellite TV, safes, minibars and private bathrooms.
Found in a 19th century building, this 4-star hotel is well located for seeing Barcelona’s historic sights, with the centre of the city – Plaza de Cataluña – within walking distance. Unwind in the gym, grab a cocktail in the bar, and enjoy local flavours in the restaurant. Rooms are stylish and contemporary, with wooden floors, a selection of pillows, satellite TV, free wi-fi and bathrooms stocked with toiletries.
Found to the south of Barcelona, this 5-star design hotel is just a couple of minutes' from the metro with a direct line to the heart of the city. Treat yourself to Mediterranean cuisine in the restaurant or a cocktail in the stylish bar. Each air conditioned room has a flat-screen TV, free wifi and private bathroom. Guests over 18 can enjoy the gym, pool and spa (for an additional fee)
Right in the heart of Barcelona, this 4-star hotel hides bold contemporary design behind its classically styled exterior. The hotel has free wifi and an inviting pool to take a dip in on a hot day, as well as a on-site restaurant that offers a deliciously modern twist on traditional Mediterranean cuisine. And with the metro line being just a few minutes away, exploring what the city has to offer couldn't be simpler.
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The modern Pere Tarres Youth Hostel is found by the bustling L’illa Diagonal shopping centre, and within easy walking distance of the Maria Cristina and Les Corts metro stations. Start the day at the free breakfast buffet, enjoy a game of ping-pong and relax with a drink in the bar-restaurant or on the terrace. Pere Tarres Youth Hostel offers free internet access, and each of its private and dorm-style rooms has its own en-suite bathroom.
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Hotels in Barcelona
Barcelona’s wealth of arts, culture, and magical architecture leave a lasting impression on all who visit there. Make the most of our Barcelona deals and discover all that Spain's second largest city has to offer.
Perhaps the most distinctive features of the city are its unique buildings, designed in the modernist style by some of the leading architects of their time. The most famous of these are the works of Antoni Gaudí, with his passion for bright, pastille coloured structures that resemble the stuff of fairy tales. Palau Güell, Casa Milà (La Pedrera), Casa Vicens, and Casa Batlló are all fine examples of his work, however, it’s Park Güell and the Sagrada Família that make the biggest impression on visitors.
Park Güell was originally intended to be a housing development with attached gardens but when this idea was abandoned it was opened as a public garden instead. From the gingerbread-like houses to the harlequin-tiled salamander that sits at the entrance, the park conjures a wonderfully surreal atmosphere. The main terrace forms the heart of the park, with its winding, tiled bench in the shape of a sea serpent from which you can enjoy panoramic views across the city.
Gaudi’s most famous design is his unfinished masterpiece, the Sagrada Família - an awe-inspiring Cathedral consisting of a series of towers ascending towards the heavens. The base of the building is decorated with detailed stone sculptures and contains the crypt where Gaudi is buried. Begun in 1882, construction of the Sagrada Família is estimated to reach completion by 2026, however, you can still visit most parts of this impressive attraction as work continues.
There are also fine examples of Gothic architecture in the Barri Gòtic (Gothic Quarter) of the old city, one of the best places to stay in Barcelona for lovers of history, where many of the buildings date to medieval and Roman times. Barcelona Cathedral, which took over six hundred years to build, has an impressive Gothic façade and allows fantastic views over the city.
Barcelona Beach Hotels
Those attracted by the Mediterranean’s gentle climate will love the city’s beaches. Barcelona Beach was recently voted number one in a top ten city beaches list with Barcelona also voted one of the world's best beach cities by the National Geographic.
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Museums and Galleries
The arts form an essential part of Barcelona’s identity, with many influential artists having been born or spent time here during their most creative periods. Pablo Picasso lived in the city for a while and the Museu Picasso displays much of his work from this time, including paintings, sketches, and ceramics.
Salvador Dali also looked to Barcelona for inspiration and redesigned a former theatre here into Teatre-Museu Dalí – a house for his works in which he is buried, decorated with typically surreal features such as loaves of bread and giant eggs.
MACBA - The Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona has an excellent collection of Spanish and Catalan art from the last few decades and is a must-see for art fans.
The Centre d'Art Santa Mònica is a public museum of contemporary art (incorporating photography and multimedia installations) which also hosts regular exhibitions.
Barcelona’s amazing weather has seen it chosen for our Where’s hot in July guide Find out the average temperatures and some tips on places to go, including the Marina and cultural film screenings.
Music and Theatre
The city is also home to a number of venues for live music and theatre, such as the Gran Teatre del Liceu opera house and the Palau de la Música Catalana concert hall with its beautifully ornate interior (guided tours are available). The Teatre Principal is the oldest theatre in the city and features operas, plays and musicals - from Cinderella to Broadway hits - usually performed in Catalan.
Food in Barcelona City Centre
Barcelona’s cuisine is as stylish and fulfilling as the rest of its culture, with everything from tasty snacks to the heartiest meals to tempt your appetite in the city centre.
Pinxtos are one of the city’s signature dishes, consisting of delightfully bite-sized, savoury nibbles served on a piece of bread. This snack is a favourite in bars and the bill is usually calculated by how many toothpicks you have left on your plate at the end of the night. One of the best places to eat pinxtos is Irati, near the Boqueria Market on La Rambla where you can try over eighty varieties, from potato omelette to honey, apple and cheese.
The more widely known tapas variety of snack can also be found in many bars and restaurants. Try Los Toreros, off La Rambla, for a tapas restaurant that’s popular with the locals and serves authentic patatas bravas and other spicy treats.
7 Portes is one of the best restaurants to try paella in the city, an institution that has been feeding locals for over a hundred years.
If you want to try a bit of everything, head down to La Boqueria, Barcelona’s large food market, which is an attraction in itself. From fresh bread, to olives, seafood and fish, there’s lots of quality produce to sample here.
One of the most famous streets in Barcelona, and even in Spain, is La Rambla, a pedestrianised, tree-lined walkway lined with stalls, street performers, painters and much more. There is an abundance of Barcelona accommodation in this area with our hotels including:
For souvenirs, WaWas on Carrer dels Carders is a great place to buy stylish t-shirts, mugs, bags etc. with a Barcelona theme, while La típica Candela is a shop that sells candles with distinct Spanish aromas, such as bread and tomato or Spanish omlette!
The first Camper shoes store opened in Barcelona and you can still buy the world famous, stylish but comfy, footwear here.
For more independent and vintage designs, head to the streets around Raval (near to Carrer Hospital) for lots of interesting little places, such as comic book, music and tattoo shops.
There are two large department stores in the centre of the city, El Corte Inglés and Fnac, which stock most other items, from Levi jeans to the latest Sony electronics etc.
Barcelona has a busy and varied nightlife, with one of the most popular nightclubs being Razzmatazz, an eclectic venue that plays a mixture of rock, techno, pop, and R&B and attracts artists such as Missy Elliot and The Kaiser Chiefs.
For hard-edged rock and roll, The Magic Club plays rock and metal by the likes of Iggy Pop and The Ramones and attracts a tattoos and leather crowd.
Born is a good district for all-round partying and one of the best places to stay in Barcelona. With many popular bars here including La Fianna (with its stylish Moroccan décor) and La Luna (a converted stables that serves great tapas and cocktails) it's an ideal location.
Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Barcelona
What are the best hotels to stay in Barcelona?The best hotels to stay in Barcelona are Hotel Villa Emilia, Hotel Viladomat by Silken and Alexandra Barcelona Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton.
What are the most convenient hotel rates in Barcelona?Rocket Hostels Gràcia in Barcelona offers one night in a double room at the price of £10.
What hotels are in the central Barcelona neighborhood?Kimpton VIVIDORA HOTEL, Catalonia Portal de l'Angel and Catedral Bas Apartments Barcelona are located in the central neighborhood of Barcelona.
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